She is the definition of a loyalty not only to her husband, but amongst woman. Example, she illustrates her loyalty to the king by simply saying thank you for letting her punish the knight, and she illustrates her loyalty to other women by punishing the knight in a way that teaches him a lesson. Even though she is in the story for a brief moments, she demonstrates her own independence as well as intelligence through her actions. For instance, instead of king punishing the knight for her, she requests of him to let her decide the punishments. She can punish him by castrating him, however she does not.
In the second-to-last stanza, it appears that the woman had decided that the knight had fully learned his lesson, and they were able to have a happy relationship. The last stanza seems to be an ideal that the Wife of Bath holds. Instead of wives being, “meek and young and fresh in bed,” the Wife of Bath wishes for men to be held to that same standard. She also prays that any man who, “won’t be governed by their wives” to be killed, meaning that she wants men to hold the same amount of respect for their romantic partner as anyone else, otherwise they should be punished. These stanzas offer a satisfying conclusion, while also adding in the Wife of Bath’s ideas of gender equality and respect.
She tricked them by taking it apart every night so she would never finish and would get some time for Odysseus to arrive. Homer says, “So every day she wove on the great loom / but every night by torchlight she unwove it; / and so for three years she deceived Akhaians.” (II, 112-114). In this quote, it shows in detail what and how long Penelope tricked the suitors into waiting for her. Much like Penelope, Juliet had an offer for someone to marry her after Romeo left. Paris offers to marry Juliet and her dad finally chooses himself that she will and sets a date.
Queen Gertrude is emphasizing how painful and hurtful it is to hear what Hamlet has to say. She is pained and tormented by Hamlet’s view on her marriage to her late husband’s brother. Oxymoron has also been used when Hamlet says. “I must be cruel, only to the kind”. This shows that he was kind to Polonius in killing him though it was a cruel act.
Prince Malcolm, the Duncans surviving son took off to England where he successfully raised an army. Macduff joins him and they and the army go to Scotland to challenge Macbeth 's forces. All while this is happening Lady Macbeth starts sleepwalking and while she sleep walks she says things such as she believes she has blood on her hands. As soon as the army from England arrives in Scotland, Macbeth receives news that his wife killed herself, almost as though the witches had showed her a prophecy of her own and she couldn 't handle seeing the feature and what she would do and become so instead of going on with life and potentially killing someone and having blood on her hands, she killed herself. Macbeth is sick with grief over the loss of his wife but he continues to ready his army to defend his place as King in Scotland.
She is a beautiful women who does not want to accompany Odysseus to her palace as she does not want to seem unfaithful to her pending husband. “For already you are being courted by all the best men”, here Athene is showing us that the princess has many potential suitors, yet she has remained loyal to her chosen man (Homer, 1967:5.34). When Odysseus meets Princess Nausicaä it is one of the few times that Odysseus himself shows sexual fidelity for his wife Penelope (Cliffnotes, 2016). Although, Odysseus acknowledges that the princess would make a lovely bride, he declines the offer of becoming her husband as he says that he would like to return home to his own wife. The goddess Artemis is one of the few goddesses known to be chaste and protect the virtuous countryside, she is a symbol of sexual fidelity (Homer,
Bertilak firsts attempts to expose the limits of Gawain’s virtues through seduction via his wife. First, Bertilak’s wife coerces Gawain to abide by courtly love in a conversation where she argues, “‘He’d never stayed so long with a lady and left her unkissed: courtesy cries out Against him! Surely some sly word was missing.’’Your pleasure is my command, Lady: I kiss as you wish, as a good knight Must. Ask me only once.’” (Line 1299-1304) which is ironic
The girl with the dragon tattoo, which has a direct translation of the title “men that hate women”, is a movie that was released in 2011 as an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Swedish novel. David Fincher directs the movie and the movie illustrates real life effects of sexual violence on victims and survivors. The main character is Lisbet Salander, a gothic computer hacker with a huge dragon tattoo and a criminal background, which has disabled access to manage her own finances. Her guardian becomes critically ill and she is assigned to Nils Bjurman who is her parole officer. He violently rapes Salander abusing his power over her through threats and abuse.
Polynice betrayed his brother Eteocle when he did not want to cede the throne of Tebas, they died fighting each other and Creón became king of Tebas. He considered that Polynice did not deserve to be interred and he would punish who tried to do it. Making reference to the play, the first act describes with clarity what each of the two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, understand about power and justice. The discussion that they have is about to bury their brother Polynice or not. The position of Ismene (the oldest sister) is noticeably submissive, and obedient, even if she think the same as her sister, she believe that the correct thing is to do what her uncle is told because is the man, the leader, the king, he is who have the power, and the role of women is just to be married, be quiet and loyal.
This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery. Hamlet’s views of marriage are potentially destroyed because of Gertrude’s remarriage and women in general as he states to Ophelia: “Of if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them” (3.1.138-140). Although Gertrude is to blame for Hamlet’s negative outlook on marriage, his misogynistic attitude comes to light as he classifies all women (including Ophelia) as cheaters and liars. Moreover, Hamlet confronts Gertrude for her incestuous and adulterous crimes and speaks: “Nay, but to live / In the rank sweat of an enseamèd bed, / Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love” (3.4.91-94). Hamlet is speaking his dagger-like words to Gertrude which confirms of her adulterous acts and Gertrude responds: “O Hamlet, speak no more.